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A fairytale adventure casting a warm glow

Frozen, the latest Disney animated movie, features Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff. Photo: PA Photo/Disney

Frozen, the latest Disney animated movie, features Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff. Photo: PA Photo/Disney

Loosely based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen proves that Disney’s animated heroines have come of age.

Long gone are the rose-tinted days when princesses waited patiently for Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet or save them from some grim fate.

Now, the spunky, independent and self-assured heroines are just as smart and resourceful as their male contemporaries, and they don’t need the love of a man to affirm their self-worth.

Frozen is a terrific fairytale adventure that melds old-fashioned values with state-of-the-art visuals and a rousing musical score with infectious songs by husband-and-wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

Every beautifully coloured and crafted frame is crammed with wit and joy, drawing in audiences of all ages to the story of two sisters battling against both the elements and their fears to claim their rightful place on the throne.

Director Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck don’t let the pace flag and the 108 minutes pass in a blur of laughter, tears and frost-bitten action sequences, that look especially stunning in 3D.

 

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